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Lysander Parks and Recreation offers October programs

Red Cross babysitting class

Held from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 9, at the Lysander Town Hall auditorium, this course will include: planning for a babysitting job, knowing what to expect of children, selecting toys and games, supervising children, preventing accidents, giving first aid, rescue breathing, caring for infants and children and feeding them. Students who complete the course will receive a resource book full of pertinent information and an emergency reference guide. They will also receive a certificate of completion. Must be 11 years old before program begins; bring a pencil and lunch to class.

Tai Chi

Held from 7 to 8 p.m. Thursdays, Oct. 11 to Nov. 8, at AM/PM Yoga Source Studio (71 State St., Phoenix), Tai Chi is a soft and gentle form of exercise primarily practiced for its health benefits, dealing with tension and stress, and health recovery. This slow-moving series of movements enhances health and can be practiced by people of all ages and abilities.

CPR and first aid training

Basic CPR and first aid training will be offered from 6 to 8:30 p.m. and 8:30 to 10 p.m., respectively, Tuesday, Oct. 16, at the Belgium Cold Springs Fire Department Station 1 on River Road. Offered through BCSFD, registration is required and must be submitted one week prior to class. For more information on the course and requirements, contact Chris Evans at 546-5154.

Fall craft projects for kids

Interested in making crafts for the holidays? Join Ms. Lynn (from Camp Crayola) for a holiday craft project: turning a pumpkin into a Jack-o-latern for Halloween. This craft activity will be held from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 20, at Lysander Town Hall in the Large Group Room for 3- to 6-year-old children.

Introduction to genealogy

Merriam-Webster defines genealogy as “an account of the descent of a person, family or group from an ancestor...” But where and how does one start to create that account? Baldwinsville Public Library librarians Meg VanPatten and Bonnie Kisselstein will introduce you to what is involved in starting the process and how the library can help. Local resources, how-to guides, online resources and free in-depth classes by genealogy expert Louise Creighton will be discussed. This course will be held from 7 to 8 p.m. Monday, Oct. 8, at the Baldwinsville Public Library. Free, open to public. To register, call 635-5999; walk-ins welcome.

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